Little Miss Blacksmith

For a commissioned project in New Orleans I had the pleasure meeting a wonderfully talented Blacksmith Artist, Rachel David, who contributed to the renovation of a boutique Hotel ( La Pension) located on Decatur street in the French Quarter. As we watched Rachel navigate through the forging process of hammering and shaping a single metal rod into what would become a sculpturing flower, one can only appreciate the amount of grit, sweat and energy that went into the work of art that now adorns the lobby of Club La Pension (see photo at bottom). Visit her work at


Photo shoot for a local story around the renovation of an historic French Quarter building. Shot at a local New Orleans mill works shop that helped in the restoration of the property.


YAYA is an organization in New Orleans that empowers creative young people to become successful adults by providing educational experiences in the arts and entrepreneurship.

I captured some shots during a visit in 2012, while interviewing some of the students about their recent contributions to a local restoration project. Visit them at